Signs of the Times

Topic: How Can We Serve?

[From the Advertiser, Honolulu, Hawaii]

There are many quotations in the Bible, wherein Christians are taught to comfort one another, to encourage and uplift each other. Perhaps that is the great lesson of the Christian religion, that men and women should help each other.

One way to help another, to cheer that one on the way, is to bring good tidings. This might be interpreted that as far as possible one's conversation should radiate happiness and courage. Everyone has his quota of problems to deal with; why add to his perplexity by retailing a trouble or foreboding? Unless the friend asks to be told, with the thought that by talking the matter out, solution may be arrived upon. In this instance, it is one of the finest things a friend can do, listen to a problem, talk it over, and suggest a remedy. Such a friend is in the position of bringing good tidings. . . .

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April 26, 1941

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